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Solar boat reaches Paris after crossing Atlantic

PARIS (AP) - The world's largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf Stream and climate change could influence each other.

September 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA

September 10, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Long-lost Van Gogh painting identified

AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Robohand uses 3-D printing to replace lost digits

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple expected to expand selection of iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


On posting and exclamation marks

I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.

September 10, 2013 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Charles Vignola: Syria offers us no good choices

Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.

September 10, 2013 | Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Diana West: Free the Leavenworth 10-plus

Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?

September 10, 2013 | Diana West Commentary | Columnists


Dodgers hit 6 HRs to beat D-backs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe homered in each of his first three trips to the plate, and the Los Angeles Dodgers connected six times Monday night in an 8-1 romp over the Arizona Diamondbacks that reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West title to eight.

September 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Accused online scammer arrested for third time this year

For the third time in eight months, a man dubbed the "e-dater" for allegedly stealing from women he meets online and dupes into trusting him has been arrested, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Monday.

September 09, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Sept. 9, 2013

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September 09, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Nadal tops Djokovic for U.S. Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was at home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee.

September 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports


UPDATE: Volunteers search lake shoreline for missing teen

SANTA CLARITA - About a dozen searchers combed an area of Castaic Lake's shoreline Monday pinpointed by a psychic who said she had a vision of missing teen Bryce Laspisa related to that area.

September 09, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former LAPD officer sentenced to 3 years for child molestation

SANTA CLARITA - A former Los Angeles Police Department officer who was arrested in May for molesting two young girls in his Castaic home has pleaded no contest to two felony charges and been sentenced to three years in state prison.

September 09, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carjacker sentenced to 3 years

A 20-year-old man who led law-enforcement officers on a chase from Palmdale through the Santa Clarita Valley and into Simi Valley last July has pleaded no contest to carjacking, a District Attorney's office spokeswoman said Monday.

September 09, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds raise fire danger

A red flag warning for fire danger is posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana are once again expected to blow through the region.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: Centered on fun: SCV community centers

As a former parks commissioner for the city of Santa Clarita, I am deeply passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy quality recreation facilities, beautiful outdoor space and a healthy way of life.

January 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson:Affordable Care Act in practice

Ask yourself the honest question: Did you truly believe The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was going to work as promised? If the answer is "yes," then did you earnestly think through the practical workings of the program?

January 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Ducks beat Kings in Dodger Stadium prelude

ANAHEIM (AP) - Two days before Anaheim visits the Los Angeles Kings for their high-profile showcase under the stars, the Ducks showed they're willing to get just as gritty as their rivals to grind out a win.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Homa trails by plenty early in PGA Tour event

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Trinity tips off league play the right way

The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team's tough preleague schedule paid off in its opening game of Heritage League play.

January 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Bosh, James carry Heat past Lakers

MIAMI (AP) - It's not common for Chris Bosh to put up a big number of shots.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Toddler aggression strongly linked to genetics, study says

MONTREAL - Are toddlers' tantrums and aggression the result of nature or nurture? A study out of Canada says genes might have more to do with it than previously thought.

January 23, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Majority of college presidents don't want government rating

A majority of college presidents around the U.S. have panned the new proposal by the Obama administration to create a college rating system, although some educational think tanks believe the plan can be fixed.

January 23, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Local detectives seek help in locating missing Newhall man

Detectives Seeking Help from the Public in Locating a Missing Adult Who Was Last Seen in Sept 2013

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Bus goes off highway after driver attacked

PHOENIX (AP) - A passenger on a Greyhound bus traveling through Arizona "went berserk" and attacked the driver early Thursday, causing the bus to swerve violently and go off the highway before other passengers subdued him, witnesses and authorities said.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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